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Goalkeeper Owen Evans joins from Cheltenham

21 June 2022

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce that we have reached an agreement with Cheltenham Town for the transfer of Owen Evans.

The goalkeeper joins on a two-year contract and becomes Michael Flynn’s ninth signing of the summer.

Evans began his professional career at Wigan Athletic. During his time at the DW Stadium he spent time on loan with Witton Albion, Rhyl, North Ferriby United and Sutton United.

His first loan in the EFL came in the 2019-20 season with Macclesfield Town where he played 27 times and impressed in the first half of the season.

He spent the second half of that season on loan at Cheltenham Town and helped the Robins reach the play-offs.

Evans returned to Wigan for the 2020-21 campaign and played five times before returning to Cheltenham on a permanent basis in the summer of 2021.

The 25-year-old featured 32 times in Sky Bet League One last campaign as the Gloucestershire side finished 15th in their first season back in the third tier.

Evans is now looking forward to his new challenge with the Saddlers.

“I am really excited,” he said.

“I think it is a new team being put together and I am really excited to be part of it. I am looking forward to the season and what it brings for the team.

“I am looking forward to pushing the reset button, starting fresh and giving myself a good platform to go off and continue in my career.”

Head Coach Flynn is delighted to add Evans to his squad.

“Owen is a very talented goalkeeper,” Flynn said.

“He’s played in League One with Cheltenham, good experience with Wigan, been with Wales U21s and has the potential to kick on.

“He showed a real desire to come to the football club and is eager to do well.”

Details of the transfer agreement will remain undisclosed.


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